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Rocks for CHOC - a FUNdraiser benefitting Children's Hospital Orange County

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MousePlanet is proud to support Children's Hospital Orange County, and we've partnered with CHOC to kick off a unique fundraiser at the Disney D23 Expo.

Just like the rocks in "A Bug's Life," CHOC Rocks have a deeper meaning. The tradition started with a special little girl named Timmaree, who began painting rocks to pass the time while enduring extensive chemotherapy at CHOC. Eventually doctors, nurses and patients lined up outside her hospital room to get a glimpse.

Timmaree is no longer with us, but her legacy endures. Today, Team Timmaree Rocks is one of the largest teams in the annual CHOC Walk, and her friends and family continue to host rock painting events in her memory.

Beloved artists, including Shag, Chip Foose, Dave Avanzino, Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily, Joe Yakovetic, Stacia Martin, Jeff Granito, Charles Landholm and Katie Kelly have each hand-painted a CHOC Rock, which will be offered at auction via eBay's Giving Works program. You can view these rocks at the MousePlanet LOUNGE during the D23 Expo.



If you can't make it to the D23 Expo, the rocks will be available for everyone to bid on via eBay starting Friday, August 9. Starting that day, you can view and bid on our MousePlanet auction page.

In addition to the Rocks for CHOC, MousePlanet has assembled a collection of items spanning our 13 years, and will be offering these items at auction. Included are rare, unique and whimsical items from Disney media events, including a bottle of non-alcoholic "wine" from the Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar, souvenirs from the opening of Aulani Resort and Spa, a World of Color hard hat from a media tour of the construction site, and more.

100% of the proceeds from these auctions will go directly to Children's Hospital Orange County. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our readers, Team MousePlanet has raised over $34,000 for CHOC since 2008.

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Updated 08-02-2013 at 04:40 PM by AVP

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